CHICAGO, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United will begin weekly year-round service between its hub at Washington-Dulles International Airport and both Guatemala City, Guatemala, and San Jose, Costa Rica, on April 13. The airline also will begin weekly year-round service between its Chicago O'Hare hub and San Jose the same day.
All routes will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 16 seats in United Business, 48 seats in Economy Plus and 90 seats in United Economy class. The new flights complement United's existing service to Guatemala City and San Jose from the airline's hubs in New York and Houston.
"These new flights strengthen United's Latin American route network and provide more convenient travel options for our customers," said Millie Uriarte, Director, Latin America Onshore & Caribbean Sales.
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